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Record 17824

Reading Experience:

Virginia Woolf to Gwen Raverat, 11 March 1925: 'I don't think you would believe how it moves me that you and Jacques should have been reading Mrs Dalloway, and liking it. I'm awfully vain I know; and I was on pins and needles about sending it to Jacques; and now I feel exquisitely relieved; not flattered: but one does want that side of one to be acceptable'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1925 and 11 Mar 1925
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Gwen Raverat
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1885
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Artist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Virginia Woolf
Title: Mrs Dalloway
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown, In proof copy
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17824  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Joanne Trautmann Banks
  Title: Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 194
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 194,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes, regarding this letter: 'Jacques Raverat's last letter to Virginia was about Mrs Dalloway, which she had sent him in proof. To it Gwen appended a note telling Vrginia about his death, from multiple sclerosis, on 7 March' (see p.193 n.2).



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